I love Educause because there’s always buzz. This year, it seemed to hit a high-pitched fervor. The show comes alive and takes on a character of its own as technology leaders from across the country and globe share the challenges and issues that each of them is facing. It takes on even more character in a city like Philadelphia where the sights and sounds of the Reading Terminal Market swirl around bustling show-goers who are trying to get in a quick Ruben sandwich in between sessions. And, I was thrilled to know that the author of DIY-U, Anna Kamentz, would be there, imparting her unique perspective about students who will necessarily be designing their own unique ways to get a higher education.
One IT afficiando said to me, “It seems like each year, there’s a word that defines the show, and I think this year, it’s ‘cloud.’” Someone else commented, “No, it’s the whole ‘open’ thing.” Another said, “Well, I think it’s really all about ‘remediation’ and ‘standards’ because our funding is going to hinge on this.” It seems like everyone wants to find that one thing that will really impact them and their institutions, trying to get ahead of the wave so they don’t get engulfed by it. Others said, “shared services, video, blended learning.” I was most impressed by those colleges and universities that seem to be doing it all, driven by a unified vision around what’s really achievable.
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Each year, EDUCAUSE surveys IT leaders in higher education to compile a list of Top 10 IT Issues. These issues will be top of mind at EDUCAUSE 2011, which is taking place this year in Philadelphia. Please visit us at booth 1227 to speak directly with Cisco subject matter experts and discuss how Cisco solutions solutions can help you improve student outcomes, increase efficiency, enhance safety and security, and expand research capabilities.
Here’s a summary of the demonstrations that will be featured in our booth.
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Higher education IT leaders from around the world will be converging in Philadelphia on October 18 -- 21, for EDUCAUSE 2011. One look at the conference program
is all that it takes to
conclude that “EDUCAUSE 2011 is the best thinking in higher education IT.”
With such a robust program this year, deciding which sessions to attend is harder than ever. Make sure to take in these sessions that showcase the use of video and collaboration technologies to transform teaching and learning and expand education opportunities:
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Visit us at Educause to learn more about our newest Cisco “Connected Insights” paper for Education, “Transforming Education, Transforming Lives.” As we find ourselves at the cross-roads of preparing the workforce of the future while facing one of the most daunting economic environments that many of us have ever encountered, we have the opportunity to work together to realize results and effect change. This white paper includes the latest thinking on how to address some of our most pressing challenges today.
Education is at the heart of human progress: educating students, driving innovation, and promoting social equity. The very best educational systems prepare people to be successful, productive, and engaged members of society. These systems provide appropriate knowledge, skills, and experiences, enabling students to obtain jobs that promote social equity and economic growth. Today, education is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. To prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today’s students need new skills, taught in new ways. Professors need to develop new material and deliver it differently. Parents expect greater involvement, and administrators need to constantly do more with less.
Cisco can help educators overcome these challenges. Our solutions drive cost savings, expand access to quality education, support learning transformation, improve student engagement, prepare the workforce of the future, and place schools, colleges, and universities at the heart of smart and connected communities.
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We look forward to meeting you at EDUCAUSE to discuss how our Cisco Connected Learning solutions can leverage the power of your campus network to improve administrative efficiency, enhance campus safety, and enable next-generation teaching and learning.
Please stop by our booth at the show to experience a live TelePresence meeting. Cisco TelePresence creates a live, face-to-face, immersive communication experience over the network. We’ll be connecting with TelePresence sites at universities around the country, to demonstrate how educators and researchers can use this technology to communicate and collaborate, regardless of location.
Featured Education Solutions
Stop by the Cisco booth to talk to experts and view demonstrations of our solutions for: Campus Safety and Network Security, Digital Media, Mobility and Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Online Learning, Smart Connected Buildings, Unified Communications and discover how you can:
- Save money and energy with EnergyWise technology
- Make your campus safer with network-based security systems
- Provide campus-wide network access with high-performance 80211.n wireless
- Easily deliver digital content to a variety of devices with the Cisco Digital Media System
- Improve administrative efficiency with Cisco WebEx collaboration tools
Attend the Cisco Customer Appreciation Reception
Please join Cisco for a special customer reception on Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm, at Jazz@Jack’s, just two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center. To find out more, contact your Cisco account manager.
Meet One on One with Cisco Executives
Contact your Cisco account manager to schedule a VIP Booth Tour or Executive Briefing with our senior management and product experts.
Enter to Win a Flip Video Camera!
Visit Cisco at Educause booth 322 and enter to win the latest Flip Ultra II HD video camera and discover how easy it is to record and post lectures and other educational content.
Text “EDU” to 24726, and we will send you updates about Cisco solutions in higher education and our contests and giveaways at EDUCAUSE.
Visit www.cisco.com/go/educause 09 to learn more about our presence at Educause.